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Byline: From IBD News Services
With President Bush warning that the hour for military action was near, U.S. heavy bombers and elite troops prepared on Friday to move within striking distance of Afghanistan.
Defense officials said KC-135 tanker aircraft had set up an "air bridge" to refuel B-1 and B-52 bombers ordered to fly from the U.S. to the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, and confirmed that a senior Air Force general was now in the region to oversee any strikes.
The elite Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., which could conduct attacks on guerrilla bases in Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East, said its troops had been …